Rumor: Cheney to Resign; Rice as V.P. Hmm, I wonder who floated this?
After a Washington Post story suggesting that Vice President Dick Cheneys office is involved in the Plame-CIA investigation, rumors are flying around Washington that Cheney might step aside and be replaced by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "If that should happen, there will undoubtedly be those who believe the whole thing was orchestrated, another brilliant Machiavellian move by the VP," a White House insider told Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report. Some observers are whispering that the driving force behind the Rice-for-Cheney scenario is political pundit Dick Morris new book Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race. In the book, Morris and co-author Eileen McGann warn that Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the U.S. unless she can be stopped.